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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time for radical political groups in Hong Kong to face hard political realities

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's time to face hard political realities A Pos t op-ed recently castigates the rise of radical anti-democracy groups. They keep interfering with "the ... They have no real political influence or public support. However, the "radical" groups in the pan-democratic camp are no joke; they are close to taking over the whole movement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528899/its-time-radical-political-groups-hong-kong-face-hard
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Our dirty politics are dragging down the quality of public discourse

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:08am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Dirty politics dragging down discourse Hong Kong's protests may not have become more violent, but our politics are getting a lot dirtier. That may be expected ... pan-democratic lawmakers were caught in a political storm for failing to declare the donations. Among them was Labour Party legislator Lee Cheuk-yan who admitted to receiving HK$1.5 million. Lai said his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1613988/our-dirty-politics-are-dragging-down-quality-public
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It was stupid for China to jail Uygur professor Ilham Tohti

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:47am by Alex Lo

    ... groups. His crime was to have organised an internet-based student group "to write, edit, translate and reprint articles seeking Xinjiang's separation from China... and to encourage ... of political sins. In jailing men like Liu and Tohti, the mainland authorities have created not one but two Nelson Mandelas. Well done! Your jailhouses for dissidents are filling up fast but some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1600500/it-was-stupid-china-jail-uygur-professor-ilham-tohti
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Time for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to hold a political reform summit

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Time to hold a political reform summit Both sides are now blaming each other for the chaos and mayhem over the weekend. Given the extraordinary and persistently ... summit along with the second public consultation. In full public view, representatives of all political parties and groups will be invited to work towards a realistic reform plan- in light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1604102/time-chief-executive-leung-chun-ying-hold-political-reform
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... Beijing's hand could be forced by appealing to a few Western democracies. Given China's fetish about sovereignty and past foreign humiliations, you would think such appeals would only harden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557716/ageing-hong-kong-pan-democratic-politicians-seek-influence
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Students are putting tired old-guard politicians to shame

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by Alex Lo

    ... on television, stating their case with passion, reason and poise. Here we see the city's new political stars on the rise, and they just put to shame the old guard. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng ... is that the old pan-dems, despite their moniker, have no idea how to play populist politics. Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, much lauded for its ability ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1622394/students-are-putting-tired-old-guard-politicians-shame
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Vetocracy gone mad, thanks to obstructive pan-democrats

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Vetocracy gone mad with pan-dems An American friend has recently taught me a new word, vetocracy, to describe the state of US politics. Well, how ironic! We have that in Hong Kong already even though we don't have full democracy. The term, my friend says, refers to how the two main political parties in the United States are so polarised along ideological ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623276/vetocracy-gone-mad-thanks-obstructive-pan-democrats
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    CY Leung shows how not to talk to the world's media

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by Alex Lo

    ... couldn't be made up. You have probably heard his comment about how open elections would let the poor and grass roots of society dominate politics and create a welfare state. The sentiment ... to half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 a month. "Then you would end up with that kind of politics and policies." Leung must be under a lot of stress from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1621656/cy-leung-shows-how-not-talk-worlds-media
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Police action not the answer to the crisis on Hong Kong's streets

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Alex Lo

    ... politics. Yet they are caught in a volatile political crisis, arguably the worst since the handover. Many have had to work 15-hour shifts facing a hostile crowd. The alleged beating of seasoned ... of the world's most professional police forces. It would be a shame to tarnish their reputation because of the failure of our political leaders on both sides of the divide to resolve the current crisis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617920/police-action-not-answer-crisis-hong-kongs-streets
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How the politicians have failed our young people

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by Alex Lo

    ... of the "umbrella" movement and lead it forward. At the same time, our political leaders such as Leung Chun-ying and Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor might have helped defuse rising tensions if they had agreed ... are left to drag out the street occupation that has polarised the public and become the worst political crisis since the handover. Is it any wonder that they have lost patience and started fighting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1617173/how-politicians-have-failed-our-young-people

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